Retired football star Deion Sanders, who played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens. He is, of course, talking about Michael Sam. This is so important. (via Gay Star News)
A federal judge in San Antonio has ruled that the Texas law banning same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
However, the judge also issued a stay on the decision, meaning marriage equality is not immediately in effect.
U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, however, also issued a stay, meaning the bans remain in effect for the time being.
Two gay couples have sued the state aiming to overturn the bans. One lesbian couple had to go to Massachusetts to get married, and they want Texas to recognize the union. A second couple had a courtship of 17 years and say they want to get married here in their home state.
Garcia ruled that the couples met the criteria for a preliminary injunction, including the likelihood of winning the suit. …
"Without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose, state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution," Garcia wrote. "These Texas laws deny plaintiffs access to the institution of marriage and its numerous rights, privileges, and responsibilities for the sole reason that Plaintiffs wish to be married to a person of the same sex."
TEXAS! WHAT! TEXAS!
People who think they’re being supportive of LGBT people by saying “I don’t care, I don’t need to know about people’s personal lives.”
Honestly, when your straight friend says “I’m getting engaged” is that how you react? “We’re having a baby.” “I’ve got a date next Friday with Todd.” No of course not, it’s not OMG TOO MUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION! when straight people do it, it’s just normal.
Reconsider this stance, examine it to see if what you’re really saying is “I just don’t want to hear about queer people, why do they have to talk about their personal lives?”
"If a gay couple calls the police, an officer may refuse to help them if interacting with a gay couple violates his religious principles. State hospitals can turn away gay couples at the door and deny them treatment with impunity. Gay couples can be banned from public parks, public pools, anything that operates under the aegis of the Kansas state government.”
I don’t care why I’m queer.
I don’t care why you’re queer (or not).
I don’t care how (if?) our brains cause us to be this way.
I don’t want anyone to research why I’m queer.
If they research it, they’ll find a cause. If they find a cause, they’ll look for a cure.
i love when straight people think that a gay character being included “without it even being a thing" (e.g. dumbledore) is this perfect progressive representation. it makes sense because thats how they want me: silent, complacent, closeted. u want me to be a nearly invisible optional easter egg bonus in the disney princess movie of ur life
we neeeeeeeeeeed more media about queer people who aren’t miserable and victimized and end up brokenhearted or dead i hate that the only mainstream stories with queer protagonists are tragic and depressing, it is unnacceptable to me that this is the most readily available queer narrative for 15 year old kid who’s afraid to come out to their parents
lol basically get the word ‘queer’ out of your mouth unless you’ve had it hurled at you while you walked down the hall or down the street or out of your own home
a joke: two queer women walk into a bar. they end up talking all night, exchange numbers, and agree to see each other again. they hang out more and more and eventually end up having a healthy and loving relationship with each other, one with three cats and a dog and frequent trips to theme parks and cuddling while yelling at the social network together. wait, did i say joke? I meant to say: what i want to be represented on popular media but society treats it like a joke, my bad.
i hate when people go on about “love the sinner, hate the sin”
you cant compartmentalize me just to feel better about yourself. hating queerness is hating queer people. queer isnt just a label i use to describe myself and you can’t rip it out of me and then smile in my face and tell me you love me. queer is what i am, queer is me.
i am my sin and if you hate it then you hate me
when het girls talk about getting mistaken for lesbians, which sometimes might have made them targets of some misplaced lesbophobia, their attitude always seems to be “i’m straight, i didn’t deserve it!”
like wow thanks for the support
this is exactly why ~reverse oppression~ awareness-raising campaigns like love is all you need don’t work
this is why a straight dude who says he might perhaps one day be attracted to another guy is hero-worshipped by other ~open-minded~ straights
this is why hets think that two straight people of the same sex kissing for ~gay rights~ is great activism but real lesbians are gross
this is why obnoxious allies keep telling us that we need them: they know straight people lack sympathy
everything needs to be about them
straight girls make the best lesbians, straight allies make the best activists, and only straight people’s experiences of homophobia matter